The Glastonbury 2013 Thread

Discussion in 'festivals' started by paolo, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. paolo

    paolo Well-Known Member

  2. bmd

    bmd you left me standing here

    Isn't there a new Julien Temple film too?

    Eta: oh yeah, in the thread below this one. :D
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  3. Gerry1time

    Gerry1time pities the neurotypical

    Am I being too cynical in thinking the 'stones play glasto' story is just bollocks made up to sell their new book?
  4. paolo

    paolo Well-Known Member

    I've got no idea about the veracity of the story. But it does have alot more detail than some of the red-tops previous reveals so I'm half minded to think it's not total shit.

    But, unless the contract is signed, anything can happen. e.g: Ronnie goes on the lash again.

    (Personally they leave me cold and I rarely go to the Pyramid anyway. But if it does happen I'm sure there'll be enough happy people to pop along. :) )
  5. r0bb0

    r0bb0 wheres my balloon

    pretty good doccy was on bbc3 earlier:)
    Glastonbury After Hours
    Julien Temple explores the alternative side of the festival away from the spotlight of the main stages, where the event reconnects with its radical and countercultural origins. Filmed in 2011, the documentary offers an insight into why people flock to experience the underground music and performance art of Glastonbury's lesser-trodden fields
  6. paolo

    paolo Well-Known Member

    Have you been? I'm curious. I think it still doesn't reveal just how epic the south east corner is.

    Fun film though. :)
  7. claphamboy

    claphamboy The wheels on the bus go round and round....

    Cheers for that tip, downloading it now. :)

    BTW it was on BBC 4 according to the iPlayer.
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  8. newbie

    newbie undisambiguated

    watched it on iplayer last night, just increased the feeling of woe and despond that's been building all summer when there should be an excitement and an anticipation.

    as for the notion capturing that lot on film, well really :rolleyes:
  9. r0bb0

    r0bb0 wheres my balloon

    I went in the 90's and always hopped the fence, looked well epic tho and would love to go again
  10. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Glastonbury in the sun mirror

    And they say it hasnt sold its soul :D

    Edited: wrong paper

    WBC-WORKER Well-Known Member

    Glastonbury After Hours is on BBC HD - Thursday 21st June - 23:00 to 00:15

    Tickets go on sale Sunday 7 Oct at 9am.

    Thank God I dont need a ticket as I should be working there.
  12. Gerry1time

    Gerry1time pities the neurotypical

    Apparently Melvin Benn is leaving Glastonbury Festival, and the license being transferred back from Live Nation to Glastonbury Festivals Ltd. No idea on any of the details as to why though.
  13. paolo

    paolo Well-Known Member

    Didn't see that coming.

    Very very big boots to fill. Having seen his work (the license application), and knowing his reputation for organisation, it's going to be interesting to see who gets the management job. Even Arabella had a grudging respect for the improvements that Melvin brought. Which is saying something - she was proper old school.
  14. Gerry1time

    Gerry1time pities the neurotypical

    Yep, a surprise here too. Still, I interviewed him about Glastonbury at the Area Organisers pre-meeting last year, and commented that he seemed to be the most relaxed person in the room by a long way. He simply replied that he had a great team working for him, and there was little for him to do by that stage. So perhaps the world can go on without him.

    My guess would be, and it is a guess, that they wouldn't be making this move without having someone lined up to replace him. The announcement that said he was leaving also said that Live Nation would be helping GFL find a full time replacement for him. So my money's on there being one of his core team about to make the move over to head up operations for GFL. Not a shabby promotion to be taking.
  15. paolo

    paolo Well-Known Member

    Interesting insight.

    And no, wouldn't be a shabby promotion at all. Ops director for the biggest event of its kind in the world. Nice for the CV. :)

    WBC-WORKER Well-Known Member

  17. mysterygirl

    mysterygirl Stealth visit from work

    I read the other day that a someone close to them (an 'insider' iirc) had categorically denied they were going to play.
    I'd say where I read it but I can't remember, sorry :S.
  18. editor

    editor hiraethified

    By hook or by crook, I want to get the Mrs Mills Experience on this bill.
  19. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    You'll need your own engineer of course ;)
  20. Boycey

    Boycey juvenile rave slut

  21. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

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  22. Boycey

    Boycey juvenile rave slut


    saw a load of stuff about the rolling stones and kinda zoned out
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  23. Gerry1time

    Gerry1time pities the neurotypical

    Yep, read the discussion on this above! It's not that they're taking back control really, as creatively they never lost it. They're just bringing in someone to replace Melvin on the operations side of things (toilets, infrastructure, etc) and making them an in house person. I doubt punters will see any difference at all tbh.
  24. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    Late to pick up on these developments, but fascinating stuff. Positive too, on first impressions.
  25. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    I haven't been to a Glastonbury since crustychick saved me from dying of exposure a few years ago when I mistakenly took a kid's play tent, cunningly disguised as a bodybag, to Glastonbury 2007 (?) and the last couple of years I just haven't been up to it 'cos of my heemasexual liver.

    So when the tickets go on sale this October the 7th, I am going to try and get my paws on some, but I fancy going posh - largely because I will still be on the mend and sleeping in the mud with 30,000 other people doesn't bode well for me. I looked at those yurt things, and was happy to pay up to £1k - £1.2k for the ticket, yurt and all the other stuff they throw in but they're after nearly £6,000!

    So, is there any other ways to do it in a bit of comfort that is more affordable?

    Do you think if I emailed them, together with my blue chariot badge, and told them of my situation they'd be charitable? I've heard of them being quite accommodating for people with disabilities and for the next couple of years I am classed disabled (much to my annoyance).

    Oh and apart from all that, get the fuck in! :D
  26. Ranbay

    Ranbay The same rules apply

    few places where you can pay extra to camp off site and the bus you in and out etc.
  27. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    Fuck that, I want to stay onsite. Don't want to be chauffered about with all the hoo ha henries.
  28. 19sixtysix

    19sixtysix Life as viewed from a Gay Gorbals Garret

    Camper van? You might get nearer with a blue badge.
  29. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    Can't drive :(
  30. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I am going to make it my life's mission to get the Mrs Mills Experience on stage at Glasto 2013.
    I don't care what stage. Any stage will do :)
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